Weekly outline

  • General

    Welcome to

    James T. Alton Middle School


    "Where Pride Promotes Performance"


    Our Mission:

    JTA is a professional learning community that promotes success and life-long learning for ALL.

    Our Vision:

    "Whatever it Takes" to help ALL students succeed!


    Looking forward to a brand new school year!!

    See you soon!!

  • JTA Contact Information

    Principal: Jama Bennett 


    Follow our principal at    http://twitter.com/JTA_Principal/

    Assistant Principal: Ken Elmore


    Counselor: Lindsey Garced


    Counselor: Mark Roberts 



    Address: 100 Country Club Rd. Vine Grove KY 40175

    Phone: 270.877.2135  &   Fax: 270.877.6297


  • Bullying Information

    To learn what Bullying is and how to report it at JTA click on the link below:



    • Athletics

      Any student preparing to try out for a sport has to have a current sports  physical on  file at JTA. This has to be complete before the 1st day of tryouts for any sport. The child cannot participate until the physical is on file.

      All entry fee prices for games and start times are on each sports schedules you will see below.



    • Classroom Resources & Homework Help


      Math Content   http://www.ixl.com/

      Math Review Games  http://www.sumdog.com/

      Math Review Games http://www.hoodamath.com/

      The Kahn Academy - http://www.khanacademy.org/  great reteaching videos for content!!

      Discovery Ed http://www.discoveryeducation.com/

      KET http://www.ket.org/

      Teacher Tube http://www.teachertube.com/

    • Related Arts

      BAND Conductor: Byron Witham

      Supply List

      • Instrument in good working condition
      • Woodwind players should have no less than 3 good reeds at all times. (May be purchased from the director)
      • Brass players should have their own tube of tuning slide grease as well as vale oil or slide oil. (May be purchased from director)
      • Percussionists should have their own pair of snare drum sticks. (May be purchased from director)
      • Standards of Excellence Method Book

      6th grade—Book 1 (Red)

      7th grade—Book 2 (Blue)

      8th grade—Book 3 (Green)

      These method books may be purchased from the Director for $8.00 each.

      6th graders receive them with their instruments if they are renting or purchasing from Conrad’s Music Service. If not, they may be purchase from the Director.

      • Every Band student must bring a pencil to class every day.


      ART Teacher Allison Lupton

      Supply List

      • 8 color markers (washable)
      • 12 color (minimum) color pencils
      • Glue sticks (3 each)
      • Notebook with lined paper
      • Pencils with erasers
      • 2-pocket folder
      • 8th grade also needs to bring a 6 inch by 9 inch sketchbook (or larger)

      PHYSICAL EDUCATION Teacher: Ryan Neuman

      Supply List

      • Gym shorts/sweats
      • t-shirt
      • Paper
      • Pencil


      Teacher: Mary Lou Emerine

      Supply List

      • Paper

      • Pencil

    • Library Media Center



    • FOR YOU Family Resource and Youth Service Center

      Family resource and youth services centers (FRYSC) were created as a part of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) in 1990. The primary goal of the FOR-YOU FRYSC is to remove nonacademic barriers to learning as a means to enhance student academic success. Our mission is to improve a student’s academic achievement through the removal of non-cognitive barriers. The FRYSC staff is committed to helping all students succeed. We will provide assistance and support to students through the FRYSC as well as promote a positive relationship between family, community, and school. We are located in the mobile unit directly behind James T. Alton.

      Services we provide include (but are not limited to):

      • · Assistance with basic needs – clothing, school supplies, hygiene items
      • · Emergency assistance – utilities, rent, food
      • · Family crisis intervention
      • · In-school counseling services
      • · Vision and dental assistance
      • · Assistance with KCHIP/Passport health insurance
      • · Holiday assistance
      • · Substance abuse education and counseling
      • · Career exploration and development

      Coordinator: Theresa Ovesen, MA

      School Home Community Liaison: Linda McFarlin

      Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday
      8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Or by appointment)

      Phone Number: (270) 877-6434

      FRYSC Mission:

      To enhance students’ ability to succeed in school by developing and sustaining partnerships that promote:

      • · Early learning and successful transition to school;
      • · Academic achievement and well-being; and
      • · Graduation and transition into adult life.

      FRYSC Vision:
      The Kentucky Division of Family Resource and Youth Services Centers in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services shall establish the national standard of excellence in the provision of school-based family support.

      One Hour Revolution Program - A Mentoring Program at JT Alton

      If you would like to mentor a child at JTA please read the attachment below. Your time will be greatly appreciated.


    • Site Base Decision Making Council

      The SBDM meets monthly. You will find these dates in our Calendar. attached will be the minutes from each meeting.

      • PTSP Parents Teachers & Students for Progress

      • Fundraising thru Box Tops for Education

        Collect those Labels...we will cash them in!! You can also download a free app called Poptopia by Pop Secret and play play play the game. The more we play to more we could win from Pop Secret!!

        Box Tops for Education Link
        Labels for Education Link
        Tyson A+ Link